Mary Walker

30 October 1808–
Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Walker was christened on 30 October 1808, in Belper, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joel Walker, was 30 and her mother, Mercy Porter, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Joel Walker
1778–
Mercy Porter
1781–
Sarah Walker
1793–1840
Joel Walker
1802–
Mary Walker
1808–
Ann Walker
1814–1814
John Walker
1821–
Martha Walker
1821–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker . As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Walker, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Mary Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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